The generosity of our donors covers most of the costs of attending Akilah. Students are responsible for paying a small portion of tuition themselves.
Students who take responsibility for their future by actively investing in their education contribute to a more active and engaged student body. They show up prepared and ready to work hard, because they don’t take education for granted.
Students’ portion of tuition amounts to around $500 per year in Rwanda (dependent on Ubudehe level) and $250 per year in Burundi (please note that our Burundi campus is temporarily closed and will not have a January 2016 intake). A modest sum, this nonetheless imposes a significant financial burden. To alleviate this financial stress without taking away ownership over their future, the TDF allows students to attend now and pay later when they are employed and earning an income.[/one_half]
Benefits of the Tuition Deferment Fund
How It Works
I’m Ready! How Do I Help?
Our goal is to raise $1 million to fully fund the program by December 2015, after which the fund will be self-sustaining: the repayments of Akilah alumnae will defer the tuition of current students. Join us by investing in this effort. Every dollar donated towards the Tuition Deferment Fund (TDF) will be matched, dollar for dollar, for a total $1 million.
Invest in women’s financial inclusion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute to the TDF.